By Expedia Team, on November 3, 2017

Blogger Picks:Hotels for Walkers in Cinque Terre

Cliffside clusters of rustic buildings nestled into the rock above the Ligurian Sea make Italy’s Cinque Terre coastline one of the most old-world-charming places in Europe, with pretty towns, dramatic views and gorgeous walks. Comprising five equally charming villages, Cinque Terre also has a raft of lovely places to stay. We asked Natasha Colyer of online magazine Seen in the City for her selections:

Perched on Italy’s Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is a miraculously unspoilt area named for its five impossibly beautiful villages – Corniglia, Manarola, Monterosso al Mare, Riomaggiore and Vernazza, all of which, along with the coastline, make up a national park and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Panoramic views take in terraced vineyards, rugged cliff faces, quaint country lanes and steep stony paths. With endless sights, flower-spattered paths and the sounds of breaking waves it’s a goldmine for walkers, each route offering something different to the last.

If you’re heading to Cinque Terre on a walking holiday, here are five hotel picks for you to relax and rejuvenate at the end of the day…

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Crêuza de mä, Riomaggiore

So close to the seafront you can taste the tang of saltwater in the air, Crêuza de mäis ideal for relaxing after a day of hiking the hills. You can start the day wandering the beautiful garden, visit the nearby Guardiola Tower and Church of San Giovanni Battista, and soothe your muscles in the evening with a soak in the hotel’s hot tub. Pure bliss.

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Hotel Al Terra di Mare, Levanto

Hotel Al Terra di Mare is a quaint family-run hotel surrounded by pine and olive trees, and bursting with flowers. It overlooks the Ligurian sea and has traditional décor, with rustic nuances and cosy spots to sit in. Be sure to take a dip in the outdoor pool and enjoy a cocktail on the rooftop terrace as the sun goes down.

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Corte Paganini

Made of five individual apartments, Corte Paganini exudes a cosy romanticism. It is close to several hiking routes, as well as local attractions, such as the Amadeo Lia Museum in the historic centre of La Spezia. You can cook yourself a barbecue on one of the outdoor grills or make yourself a feast to enjoy in the picnic area.

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Hotel Porto Roca

Hotel Porto Roca is right by the sea, built into the cliffside rising straight out of the water in Monterosso al Mare. There’s everything you need on site, with a restaurant, hot tub and outdoor infinity pool with incredible views out onto the sea. Relax with that beautiful seascape or with a massage in the hotel’s wellness area.

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Hotel Palme

Just a short walk from Fegina Beach, Hotel Palme has a great location for enjoying all the best bits of Cinque Terre from Monterosso al Mare. And if you opt for a balcony room you can enjoy breath-taking views. The garden terrace is the ideal place for an afternoon drink and to relax as you watch the sun set in the evening.

If you want to see more hotels in Cinque Terre, visit our Cinque Terre hotels page.”